Category Archives: London Assembly

Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham. Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Crystal Palace FC, Football, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Roy Hodgson, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fiona Twycross, History, London Assembly, Planning, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Taxi for Philp! Tory MP exposes his business agenda

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how Croydon South’s Member of Parliament has stalled on a campaign that ignores the safety of his constituents No sooner had Transport for London announced the decision to refuse to renew digital taxi firm … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

O’Connell’s 2020 vision is to stand down from City Hall role

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest decision by a Tory politician to jump before they get pushed by the electorate Steve O’Connell, the third-rate local politician with the first-rate public allowances income, has decided not to stand for re-election to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Crime, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Trams caught speeding 128 times since Sandilands crash

There were 128 speeding incidents recorded on the tram network little more than six months after the Sandilands derailment last November, according to official figures from City Hall. Seven people were killed and 58 injured when a tram, going faster … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment